Should I Paint The Wounds Of My Pin Oak Tree?

Q: I pruned some rather large limbs from a huge pin oak tree a few days ago. Today almost every cut is “weeping” heavily. Should I paint the wounds? 

A: There is no harm at all. The tree’s roots are now vigorously pushing sap up to the crown. The bleeding will stop in a few days. There is no need to paint the wound.

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